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THE NEW FRONTIER

Vassar Bushmills The album was entitled #16, (1963) and inspired by none other than John F Kennedy, a Democrat. Go Figure It was the last album of theirs I ever bought. I wonder if the words will work today?     ICYMI from Vassar Bushmills.com The Promise of Socialism in a [Read More]

Kurt Vonnegut Welcome to the Monkey House
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Kurt Vonnegut, short story master, is on sale at Amazon

Kurt Vonnegut wrote brilliant short stories, in turn wise, sweet, funny, and prophetic — and his collected short stories are on sale today at Amazon. I never enjoyed Kurt Vonnegut’s novels and I eventually didn’t agree with his politics. Having said that, I firmly believe that he was one of [Read More]

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New York Times Scandal??? What Scandal?

The New York Times Scandal? What scandal? Whatever can you mean? I always have understood that a scandal was an unusual and unexpected immoral or dishonest behavior from a person or institution previously considered moral, honest and reputable. So I admit to being confused. The fracas appears to be about [Read More]

Homo neanderthalensis by Thomas Vogt-Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) - [Brain volume up to 1750cc (Homo sapiens average 1270 cc) LWL Museum of Natural History, Münster, Germany]
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FIRST PRINCIPLES ABOUT AMERICA; FIRST QUESTIONS

Vassar Bushmills Is America an accident? A freak of Nature?  Or, is America the product of Intelligent Design? I don’t intend to try to answer the second half of that question here as that requires an inquiry into philosophy and theology. But by the longest list of scientific and common sense proofs, [Read More]

The Death of Moses, as in Deuteronomy 34:1-12, Bible card published 1907 by the Providence Lithograph Company (cropped) Source: Wikimedia Commons
Christianity

FIRST PRINCIPLES: FIRST IMPRESSIONS ABOUT AMERICA

Vassar Bushmills Anyone, anywhere, who hears the name “America” already has a first impression about America; either positive or negative. It doesn’t matter if he/she is 18 or 80, and located anywhere in the world. If abroad those impressions are a mixture of street talk, music, films, and of course, relatives [Read More]

Christianity

“The Magic Flute,” (1791) By W. A. Mozart, Must Be Banned! It Contains Blackface, Disparaging Remarks, And A Noose! (Satire)

“The Magic Flute,” (1791) By W. A. Mozart, Must Be Banned! It Contains Blackface, Disparaging Remarks, And A Noose! (Satire) SATIRE: BY JEFFREY A FRIEDBERG —————<>————— I HAD JUST SAMPLED about 8 versions of “The Magic Flute,” (1791), By W. A. Mozart, and settled on two; they’re all different. It [Read More]

Christianity

Notre Dame Burns, And A Civilization With It

Today, Paris’s centuries old cathedral Notre Dame caught on fire and is in the process of being destroyed. The world famous spire and roof of the Gothic cathedral are gone, and the wooden structure that’s  supporting the roof is being destroyed by the blaze. It is quite likely that if [Read More]

Charleston Flowers
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A delightful visit to historic Charleston

Charleston may well be the most beautiful city I’ve ever seen after decades of travel around the world. I try to convey some of that here. I just returned from my first visit to Charleston, South Carolina, and I have to say that I’m in love. I have traveled through [Read More]

Languages
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“Prisencolinensinainciusol” — how to sound as if you’re gifted at languages

Some people are gifted with languages — and some very special people are gifted at sounding as if they are gifted with languages. During the Israeli War of Independence, my father was extremely ill and spent some time in a hospital. Since this was a military hospital, he wasn’t in [Read More]

Dr. Seuss Theodor Seuss Geisel
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Dr. Seuss is in Leftist cross hairs, but conservatives shouldn’t rush to his support

With the Left now gunning for Dr. Seuss, it’s tempting for conservatives reflexively to support him — but they may want to think twice about doing so. I’m sure that you’ve already heard that, per the most recent Leftist purge of pre-woke people, ideas, and books, a new study states [Read More]

The border fence between El Paso and Juarez has an elaborate gate structure to allow floodwaters to pass under. The grates prevent people being able to cross under, and can be raised for floodwaters carrying debris. Beyond the fence is a canal and levee before the Rio Grande; the Border Patrol cars hang out on the levee. Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 4.0)
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MEXICO LINDO, A BRIEF HISTORY

Vassar Bushmills Three men, standing at the Mexican border, looking south: Man #1: Mexico Lindo. Man #2: I don’t see nothin’ so ‘lindo’ about it. Man #3: Just looks like more of Texas to me. Man #1: You have no eyes! (Iconic lines from a film, anyone want to guess which one?) It’s an interesting history, [Read More]

Conspiracies

DEMOCRATS: THE PARTY OF ILLEGALS, INVASION, MAYHEM, AND DEATH

DEMOCRATS: THE PARTY OF ILLEGALS, INVASION, MAYHEM, AND DEATH Article was first headlined in WhatFinger.Com TO BE A DEMOCRAT is apparently to be above the law. You can seemingly say and do ANYthing illegal, murderous, horrific, or just WHATever—and remain in high standing with supporters and enablers. …50% Of Virginia Democrats [Read More]